Digital Microscope Integrates Next-Generation Adaptive Multi-Lighting

The new VHX-6000 series digital microscope from Keyence integrates next-generation adaptive multi-lighting, advanced auto-focusing and high-definition imaging in an all-in-one system that will streamline and simplify quality inspection across all industries.

The new model is easy-to-use yet offers much improved imaging with substantial time and cost saving benefits. Significant technology advances offer the ability to view, capture and measure in just one device with straightforward operation from novice to advanced users alike with outstanding imaging results.

The VHX-6000 digital microscope features Keyences new adaptive multi-lighting function with its VH-ZST lens which features a 20x to 2000x magnification range. With no need for time-consuming sample re-positioning, the direction and level of light is optimized as users simply move a digital flashlight icon around the screen for perfect illumination. By saving all the data with the image, this practical and time-saving function can even be applied after the image has been captured and saved to any compatible PC running VHX-6000 software allowing users the ability to re-interpret images at any time, and location.

Adaptive multi-lighting is complemented by the VHX-6000s real time depth composition technology which harnesses the microscope’s high frame rate camera and advanced graphics engine to rapidly scan through the focal range of a sample and build a fully-focused image within seconds. This one-touch process is easily repeated over the complete sample area utilizing the motorized stage. Furthermore, a simultaneous 3D image may also be captured allowing even greater inspection flexibility.

Combined with HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging the system provides optimally illuminated high definition images with far more visual information than convention focusing systems reducing potential inspection errors and greatly improving quality analysis. HDR adds the systems ability to capture multiple images at varying shutter speeds to enable high-contrast enhanced color imaging whilst a ‘Fine-Shot’ feature can remove aberration characteristics for known lenses to produce even sharper images. One-touch ‘Ring-reflection Removal eliminates glare and unwanted reflections at the surface of image for clearer observation, and a 16-bit ‘HDR Plus’ algorithm further improves image detail and natural color reproduction.

The digital microscope includes a comprehensive range of lenses, accessories and hardware that make it suitable for a very wide range of application areas. The combination of optics, digital camera, electronics, software, and a wide choice of motorized XYZ & rotary stages means users can perform complete inspection and analysis using a single system. With its magnification capability from 0.1x to 5000x through a choice of ten VH-series lenses, the VHX-6000 can be applied to stereoscopic, metallurgical, measuring and even electron-level microscopy.

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